By Martin Schottenloher

ISBN-10: 3540617531

ISBN-13: 9783540617532

Half I provides a close, self-contained and mathematically rigorous exposition of classical conformal symmetry in n dimensions and its quantization in dimensions. The conformal teams are made up our minds and the appearence of the Virasoro algebra within the context of the quantization of two-dimensional conformal symmetry is defined through the category of principal extensions of Lie algebras and teams. half II surveys extra complicated subject matters of conformal box idea equivalent to the illustration idea of the Virasoro algebra, conformal symmetry inside string idea, an axiomatic method of Euclidean conformally covariant quantum box thought and a mathematical interpretation of the Verlinde formulation within the context of moduli areas of holomorphic vector bundles on a Riemann floor.

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10 isomorphic to Diff+ (]~) x Diff+ (R). However, for various reasons one wants to work with a group of transformations on a compact manifold with a conformal structure. Therefore, one replaces R 1'1 with S 1'1 in the sense of the conformal compactification of the Minkowski plane which we described at the beginning (cf. Sect. 2): R 1'1 ~ S 1'1 = S X S C R 2'0 X ~0,2. In this manner, one gets the conformal group Conf(R 1'1) as the connected component containing the identity in the group of all conformal diffeomorphisms S 1'1 ---, S 1'1.

O( f, g) conformal ~ f' > O, g' > 0 or f' < O, g' < O. 3. v--5. f and g bijective. ~. O ( f o h, g o k) = O(f , g) o O(h, k) for f, g, h, k e C°~(R). Hence, the group of orientation-preserving conformal diffeomorphisms ~" R 1,1 ---, R 1'1 is isomorphic to the group (Diff+ (R) x Diff+ (R)) U (Diff_ (R) x Diff_ (R)). The group of all conformal diffeomorphisms consists of four components. Each component is homeomorphic to Diff+(R) x Diff+(R). Diff+(R) denotes the group of orientation-preserving diffeomorphisms R ---, R with the topology of uniform convergence on compact subsets K C R in all derivatives.

IP is well-defined and belongs to Aut(IP). e. for the JR-linear bijective maps V" ]HI ~ ]HI with (V f, Vg} = (f , g) , V(i f ) - - i V ( f ) for all f, g e ]HI. Note that ~" U(H) ---. Aut(IP) is a homomorphism of groups. 2 (Wigner [Wig31], Chap. 20, Appendix). For every transformation T E Aut(]P) there is a unitary or an anti-unitary operator U with T = ~(U). The elementary proof of Wigner has been simplified by Bargmann [Bar64]. Let U(IP) "= ~ (U(EI)) C Aut(lP). Then U(IP) is a subgroup of Aut(IP).

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